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SUES' C Heaaing Official Paper of Navajo County and the Holbrook Oil Field SINGLE COPIES TEN CENTS HOLBROOK, NAVAJO COUNTY, ARIZONA June24, 1921 Vol. 13, No. 10 I 3 fc i E 1 ii Ii BABBITT BROTHERS ISSUE MILLION IN BONDS Líos Angeles brokers are handling a big bond issue of the Babbitt Bros. Lands, lne oí J? laerstaii. lne issue is for $1,500,000, first mort eraere serial 8 per cent sink ing fund bonds due Decern ber 1,1921, to 1940. inclusive The Babbitt Bros. Lands, Inc., of Arizona, is said to be the greatest single con cern of its type in the south west, and is the result of thirty-six years of steady growth. The mercantile and livestock interests of the cpmpany have become enor mous, the former operating in the eicrht principal cities and towns of the state with annual business in excess of $5.000.000. while the latter owns in fee over 375,000 acres in which allow their livestock to graze on the contiguous 2,000,000 acres of state and forest reserve lands. Northern Arizona, the seat of most of the company s op erations, is considered ideal cattle country, having an annual rainfall of around 22 inches and ranging in eleva tion from 4,000 to 9000 feet. This combination assures ideal weather conditions, and having been on the ground early the Babbitt interests are unsually well situated. The main plant and headquarters of the company are located in this town. The 8 per cent fiirst mort gage bonds will be secured by first closed mortgage on 37o,5Zo acres of well water ed grazing land, 4,826 acres of agricultural lands, various city and town properties, and 528 acres of land in Cal ifornia. An Additional security, the capital stock of Babbit Bros. Trading company, whose net worth is approxi mately $4,250,000, will be deposited with the trustees so that the total net assets directly and indirectly secur ing these bonds exceed $7, 250,000, or almost five times the total amount of this is sue. The bonds are further unconditionally guaranteed both as to principal and in terest, jointly severally by Messrs. David. C. J. and Wm. Babbitt. j Total net earnings for the past five years from Babbitt Brothers Trading company and the livestock outfits cov ered in this financing have averaged $378,500 per an num over three times in terest charges. The bonds will be sold subject to certi fication as a legal investment for savings banks in Califor nia and the offering price is to be 100 and interest to net the investor 8 per cent. Nor. Arizona Leader. WHEN TO SHOOT IN FRANCE They set out to shoot rab bit two Frenchmen and an Englishman. All were eag er, anxious active. Suddea ly they beheld a rabbit. The Englishman elevated h i s gun. "No, do not shoot!" cried his companions. "That is Mimi. We never shoot at Mimi." The Englishman, wonder ing, disgusted, desisted. Another rabbit. Again the gun of the Englishman was elevated, but he was not per mitted to fire. "That is the adorable Lulu," they cried. ' "C'est un vrai bijou! We never shoot at Lulu. When a third rabbit ap peared the Englishman was tired, but his companion cried out: "Shoot, shoot! That is Al fonse! We always shoot at Alfonse." Le Sport (Paris) ! BASE BALL Sunday was a red letter day. The wind didn't blow. Holbrook was invaded by a real ball team last Sunday j when Leupp came to town. This band of braves staged a fine exhibition of ball, as well as sportsmanship. They didn't walk off with the game by any manner of means. They had to fight every inch of the way, and for thirteen innings, too. Up until the last inning it was anybody's game, with of cpurse Hcl brook the favorite. Hol brook should not have lost the game. Errors did the work. This is not meant in a spirit of criticism; our boys played exceptional ball, but the eight errors made by Holbrook shows that the Indians hitting was Dy no means slow. Howard, the " . i y 1-x enemj' pitcher, was uuujj. In fact the box score credits him with 18 strikeouts. Reuter pitched the heady game which we have learned to expect from him. Crum ley starred at bat, three hits out of five times up. Thomp son, the new 2nd baseman played faultless ball in the field. Engle, in the field was, as usual, sterling; but showed a tendency to invade territory not his which the manager should curb. Lead- en relieved bwatzel in the irst of the ninth and dis played one burst of big time stuff as well as universally good work. No decision of either of theumps. met with serious questioning. All in all, a very pleasant ime was had. The score: R H E Ho'.brook 010 100 120 000 0 5 13 8 Leupp 041.000 000 000.1 6 10 4 Struck out by Reuter 6; by Howard 18. Batteries: Reuter and Swatzel and Leaden ; Howard and Greeley. Home Runs: Nelson, 1. Umpires: Stapleton and Gardner. Time: 2:30. Celebration at Fort Apache July 4th & 5th. LIST OF EVENTS July 4th, a. ra. BASE BALL Ft. Apacha vs Ccoley cr Hoibroek AFTERNOON: 1. o. A John Nelson, of Heber, is in town this week. He re ports freezing weather one night of last week. WANTED Cow bo j s to know that we are now selling the fam ous Teitzel Boots for $19.00. L. CADWF.LL CO Attention is called to the Notice of the Apache Rail way Company. The Apache has not increased its Intra state rates, following deci sion of Interstate Commerce Commission. Decision on the part of the Apache to allow their rates to remain the same is indeed commendable. M. M. Jordan will shortly be gin the erection of a neat, new building on Porter avpnue next to the Ford garage. This build ing will take care of his rapidly increasing business. N. Heimer has -the contract and the Hall Lumber Co., will furnish the material. The Elks have completed their new pavillion at Clear Creek, and they a-e readv for a rousing recvption July 3r.d and 4th. Holbrook people are cordially in vited. Dancing and a general good time are assured. The best Persian rugs repres ent patience, taste, and prolong ed labor. On each square foot of surface a weaver works about twenty-three days. A rug 12 by 12 feet would therefoee require the labor of one man more than ten years, working six days a week. o The quality of goods pro duced by Emil Berling in his new bakery deserve the consideration of Holbrook buyers. Adv. Subscribe for the News. 1. o 3. 4. 5. 6. Calf Roping-Enteranee fee $10. Mounted Relay Race limited to five teams, four men on a team. Entrance fee $10. No entrance fee for Soldiers. $35 for first, $20 for second. Mounted Tug of War six men on a team, $12 for winner. 1-4 Mile Race-entrance fee $10. $100 added ' en trance fees go toward making purse, ie, if there are five starters, the purse will be $150. Roman Race, $10 for first, $5 for second. Squaw Race--$10 for first, $5 for second. Juty 5th, a. m. Base Ball, Ft. Apache vs Whiteriver. Mounted Wrestling, $10 for first. 100 yards dash, $10 for first, $5 for second. Potatoe Race, mounted, $10 for first, $5 second. Dismounted Relay Race, $S for first, $4 second, four men on a team, each man to run 220 yards. Military Jumping, no jump to exceed 3 ft. 6 inches $10 for first, $5 for second, $2 for third. AFTERNOON Exhibition Drill by troop F, tenth calvary. Broncho Busting, $10 enterance fee, $50 first $25 -- for second. Mule Race, $10 for first $5 for second. Exhibition bareback riding, $20. Caw Pony Race, entrance fee 10, 50 for first, 40 for second. Indian Rice, 303 yards, Indian ponies and Indian riders, 15 or first, $1 for second. Holbrook News Notes la addition to above ilia it ended to arrange 6 round box in? bouts, 3 minutes per round, for both private Rogers and Peebles of Troop F Tenth Cavalry, if suitable opponents can be secured from outside. Entries open until 10 a. m. on day event is held, entries should be made to first Lieut. Stanley C. Smock, veterinary corp3 this post. Provisions will bs made for overnight events ana for such match races as may be arranged. ELKS FROLIC On last Saturday afternoon the Elks staged an outdoor Derformance on the streets of Holbrook under the guid ance of P. A.-Lerch, master of ceremonies, ' which was both good and amusing. Various candidates were ar rayed in finery galore and all were duly hand-painted. Mayor Cooley, himself an Elk, conducted a part of the exercises with a great deal of pep. Charley carried a rope which he used frequent ly to drag out of the lime light some discredited, vari colored performer, who at the suggestion of Charley either sang, made a speech or did some other stunt to the evident entertainment of the crowd. Candidate Darling was earley in the afternoon plac ed in the county bastile, but was later released on bond signed by friendly Elks. The nature of the charge has not come to light as yet. Candidate Claud Oneal was given a bundle of papers with instructions to sell them. He was the butt of good natured raillery be cause he failed to make gcod as a newsboy. However, he did the best he could. Ted Reuter tried his voice on the crowd but was quick ly roped and dragged from the spotlight, it being thought. that his voice needs further cultivation. Mac Evans said he would rather ride the cow than at tempt to make a speech. The cow didn't take very kindly to Mac. Miss Olive Clarke, a very interested spectator, declar ed that if Mac were going to be an Elk, she would be a little deer (dear.) Each and everyone of the boys was compelled to do some stunt. Cowley did a shadow boxing speech; Darl ing and Weast rode the cow, and Sutherland and Graves each sang a song. Moore made a speech. By the way of diversion, the boys were paraded a round town several times, signing, Hail! Hail! the gang's all here " The Limelight Question. "What is your name?" Answer. "Sidney Sapp" "Where were you born?" "Vandalia, 11L" "What is your age?" "52." "What is your business?" "Lawyer." "What ii the extent of ycur educa tion?" "Weaubleau Christian College Mo. Admitted to bar in 1896. from private study." "Married or single?" "Married." "Why?" "Ask my wife." "What was your boyhood ambi" 'ion?" "To be a locomotive engineer or lawyer." "What do you think of life?" "Pretty good." "How is business?" "Fair." Two young people from Gallup, New Mexico, ran a way from their friends and came to Holbrook to be mar ried, but it developed after Rev. Speckhad married them that he (Rev. Speck) and the groom came from the same town in Ohio. How ever, Rev. Speck promised not to "tell on them." The groom, Mr. George Chester Bottinberg, is a prominent young business man in Gall up and former auditor for the Santa Fe. Mis Edith Mae Purdy is an extremely pretty girl and prominent in the younger set at Gullup. . o 'Tis hot! You can save real money by buying steel beds, springs and mattresses at Wetzler's. H. D. Lore is dolling up the interior of his new office. It is beginning to present a metropolitan air. After being out several hours the jury in the case of the State vs. LaPrade, brought in a verdict of guil ty. Large size grass rugs very neat Patterns at 9-50 at Wetzler's Dr. Switzer's brother who has been employed in the Hughes Jewlerv store, has departed for Denver. Mr. Hughes has again assumed the active management of his business. Mrs. John Funk is out to the coast for a visit. ACE AND THIMBLE CLUB ENTERTAINED BY MRS W. B. WOODS On last Friday af térnoon Mrs. W. B. Woods, delight fully entertained the Ace and Thimble Club, at her home. A two course lunch eon was served and greatly enjoyed. lne visiting ladies were Mrs. R. S. Teeple,. Miss Irene Whetstone, Miss Rach el Thomas and Miss Esther Carr. ONE OF THE FIRST CHANCE FOR A BRAVE MAN "With the assurance that you love me, Gladys, I can go forth and fight the world," said the young man, with the pink tie. v "Well, Reginald," replied the sweet young thing, "if you really feel that way a- bout it, commence by going and breaking the news to papa." Yonkers Stateman. William E. Goodman of Clay Springs, is attending Court this week. Jos. Schmedding made one of his periodic visits this week. The Elks staged quite a show. The ball game was, a din ger. A. M. Pecka was down from Gallup. He paid the News a pleasant visit. Good floor covering at 75 cents per square yard at Wetzler's. H. O. Duerr was in Hol brook fore part of the week. C. H. Edmunds has taken over the management of the City Hotel. It will be com pletely renovated. Good floor covering at 75 cents per square yard at Wetzler's. Seth Frazer. wealthy business man, of El Dorado. Kansas, is visitirg with Ed. Jones this week. Mr. Frazer is one of the most substantial citizens of Eastern Kansas. Dorsey Hager, geologist, arrived in town Tuesday of this week. We aré always glad to welcome Hager to the field; he is one of our old standbys. You can save real money by buying steel beds, springs and mattresses at Wetzler's. ' The family of W. R. Scorse are here from Pasadena. They will spend sometime here and in the mountains. Bill Green, formerly of Holbrook, purchased two of the barber chairs in the shop formerly ran by John Brown. The chairs were taken to Winslow. ' Dr. Ohern, former state geologist of Oklahoma and professor on oil geology of the Oklahoma State Univer sity, is visiting S. Earl Tay lor this week. Dr. Ohern is favorably impressed, part icularly so with the structu ral showing of the field. The visit was made at the re- auest of prominent Lincoln and Omaha oil men. The Clerk and the Board of Supervisors are having their troubles these hot days an unusually long session. The court session has caused almost daily visits by attorney W. H. Burbage of Winslow. Tourists who have recent ly crossed the Mohave de sert express lack of interest in a heated hereafter. Complete line of chinaivare at Wetzler's. The American Legion Dance last Saturday night for the benefit of the Pueblo flood sufferers, was a great success. Miss Rachel Thomas re turned Tuesday from a week's visit with friends in Gallup, N. M. Winslow, Ariz. June 23. The City Market isa comparatively young concern but it certainly can boast of a Ford car which is one of the oldest. This car which by the way is still in ac tive efficient seryice bears num ber 8770 and is of the early vin tage of 1909, one of the first "Model T's." In the last car load received by the Jennings Auto Company was number 4.965,781. or in other words the graat Ford factory at Detroit has turned out nearly five million "lizzies" since Winslow's old timer began her faithful service. DONALD METCALFE AND SYLVIA GRAHAM MARRIED Two former Holbrook young peo ple were quietly married in Gal lup Tuesday of this week Don ald Metcalfe and Sylvia Graham. Miss Graham was formerly employed in the post office m Holbrook, while Mr. Metcalfe was employed by the Santa Fe. For sometime past Miss Gra ham has been employed in the post office at Gallup,N. M. and Mr. Metcalfe is now employed by the Santa'Fe at Flagstaff. These young people have a host of friends in Holbrook, who wish them the happiest kind of a married life. The News joins in congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Metcalfe will probably make their home m Flagstaff. OIL STRIKE REPORTED LN SANTA CRUZE COUNTY Nogales. Ariz., June 22-DrilI- ' i urt f i. era at wors on me wouenun ranch, on the east side of the Whetstone mountains in Santa Cruz county, struck oil today. according to reports brought here. Some of the men return ing from the well brought samp les óf the product of the well. The oil was struck at a depth of 320 feet. This is believed to be the first oil ever struck in Ariz on a. Patagonia, a Bmalll town near where the drilling occurred, is greately excited over the strike. A number of residents of that town left for the well as soon as word of its success was recei ved. Several companies are be ing formed there to locate lands for drilling in the yicinity of the Wolferton ranch. Geologists here aud at Pata gonia who have visited the new well say that the oil shale is of the same character as that en countered in the oil fields in the vicinity of Tampico, Mexico. Albuquerque Morning Journal . CURIOSITY In a street car the other day a man and his wife saw a cockroach on the floor. "I never see one of those things, "said the man, "with out wondering where it came from." "And I never see one," said the wife, "without wondering where it is go ing." Youngstown Telegram. WANTED Cowboys to know that we are now selling the fara ' ous Teitzel Boots for $19-00 L, CADWELL CO A. C. A. WILL BENEFIT STATE Phoenix, June 21. Wal ter Elliott, former project: manager with the Salt River Valley Water Users' Associ ation, has been retained aa consulting and fielding engi neer for the Automobile Club of Arizona, it was announc ed today by S. J. Ross, presi dent and general manager. One of the first duties tr be taken up by Mr. Elliott will be the preparation of a general road map of the state, showing ail routes used in auto travel. In this work he will have the assis tance of county encmeer and the state highway depart ment, and the result will be, it is expected, the first de tailed and complete guide ever prepared for the auto ounsts m the state. The preparation of map represents a tremendous a mount of preliminary work- including the logging of every road m the state. Data secured on these trins will be used in designating on the map the distance be tween every point on a given route, and the location of all principal land marks. The logging of the road is also necessary to mark spots for the placing of highway signs to be erected by the club. All forks and inter sections will be signed and in addition signs will be placed every five miles, with towns and distances marked. tnus giving the traveler as surance that he is on the right road, Danger signals will also be placed wherever needed. . "The Automobile Club of Arizona represents a. com mendable movement which should have the active sup port of all good citizens," said Senator Mulford Win sor, of Yuma, in discussing the merits of the organiza- . tion. "Its plans for proper ly signing the state and county highways is especial ly meritorious, and will win for it many friends and a large membership, 1 am sure. Personally, I am go ing to do all in my power to secure proper support and co-operation in Yuma coun ty, believing that this is a cause worthy of boosting and one which will do much to advertise the state. State headquarters of the club issued an order for 500 emblems which will be given members. The design is a beauty, and one which will rank in general attractive features with that of any similar organization. Blue and gold, the state colors, are used for the lettering which will be on a white background, and the edge of the emblem will be finished in gold. The emblem bears the name of the AutomchH Club of Arizona, and the membership number of the owner. The same emblem though modified as to color arrangement will be placed in the lower corner of all road signs. ANXIOUS TO PLEASE "Did you say you were a distressed Arabian or an in dignant Turk?" "Whichever you prefer, mum," responded the way farer. Louisville Courier- Journal. MISTAKEN IDENTITY r, "Mister," whined the beg gar, "will you give a poor man something for a drink?" "You bet I will," said the pedestrain, brightening. "How much you got with you?" Minneapolis Journal.